Global Patent Index - EP 1257848 A1

EP 1257848 A1 2002-11-20 - GAMMA-RAY IMAGING

Title (en)

GAMMA-RAY IMAGING

Title (de)

GAMMASTRAHLENABBILDUNG

Title (fr)

IMAGERIE PAR RAYONS GAMMA

Publication

EP 1257848 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00974182 A

Priority

  • AU 0001393 W
  • AU PQ414299 A
  • AU PQ415699 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0136997A1] The specification describes an instrument and a method for determining information about an object (J), only one side of which is available for examination. The method involves exposing the object to gamma-rays and measuring the position and/or time of arrival of gamma-rays at a detector (D). The instrument includes a source of gamma-rays (S) located so that at least some gamma-rays impact upon the object, and a detector surrounded by a shield (C) having an aperture (A) for facing at the object to be studied. The detector is capable of measuring the position and/or time of arrival at the detector of gamma-rays passing through the aperture.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01T 1/29; G01N 23/20; G01N 23/203

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01T 1/29 (2006.01); G01N 23/20 (2006.01); G01N 23/203 (2006.01); G01T 1/172 (2006.01); G01V 5/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 23/20 (2013.01); G01T 1/172 (2013.01); G01T 1/2985 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 0136997 A1 20010525; CA 2392346 A1 20010525; CA 2392346 C 20090414; EP 1257848 A1 20021120; EP 1257848 A4 20070124

INPADOC legal status


2009-05-20 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081202

2008-06-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080520

2007-01-24 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20061221

2007-01-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01T 1/29 20060101AFI20010528BHEP

2007-01-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01N 23/20 20060101ALI20061215BHEP

2007-01-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01N 23/203 20060101ALI20061215BHEP

2007-01-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01V 5/02 20060101ALI20061215BHEP

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020521

2002-11-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI